Together, Resident strengthen a Neighborhood and strengthens a city.
Community Services Program's purpose is to organize local residents into neighborhood organizations, Community Committees, that provide positive activities for all ages. The end result in doing this will help reduce crime and prevent juvenile delinquency in their neighborhood.
Advantages to becoming part of a Neighborhood Organization:
Improve safety in your Neighborhood
Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home and when you know your neighbors well, you are more likely to be aware of suspicious people and unwanted activity in your area.
Create a support system, become aware of your immediate surroundings
Problems in the neighborhood are better addressed with a combined effort of all concerned individuals. If you have trusted neighbors, they can keep an eye on your property when you are not there.
Share concerns with other Residents
Sharing observations of possible illegal activities, keeping you from feeling isolated.
Interact with other Residents, Elected Officials, and Service Agencies
Get to know the people that can and want to help you and your neighbors.
Check the current list of neighborhood groups borders
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and meeting times for groups.
Groups are always sponsoring fund-raisers activities and events, the types of events vary, but the goal is the same, to improve their neighborhood. Types of events include street clean-ups, passing candy out to trick-or-treaters, hosting Christmas parties, hosting fitness and martial arts classes, Girl Scout troops, rummage sales, after school tutoring, Annual Family Feasts and Chili suppers, Easter Egg Hunts, park concession stands, and Ice-Cream Socials.
FFNA - Fans Field Neighborhood Association
Meeting times: every 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Decatur Housing Authority
Boundaries: on the west Jasper Street, on the south Grand, on the north Garfield, and on the east 22nd Street
CPNA - Clokey Park Neighborhood Association’s
Meeting Times: every 4th Monday at 6:30 p.m., Clokey Park (1800-1900 E Main)
Boundaries: on the west Jasper Street, on the north, East Eldorado Street, on the east 22nd Street, and on the south East Wood Street
Meeting Times: 1st Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., St Thomas Community Center, Angela Hall.
Boundaries: on the west Monroe Street, on the south Grand, on the east Water Street, on the north Pershing
GNO - Galloway Neighborhood Organization
Meeting times: at a resident's home, 2nd Monday - (They do not meet in January or February.)
Boundaries: east Eldorado on the north, 27th street on the east, route 36 on the south 22nd street on the west
OKO - Old Kings Orchard neighborhood
Meeting times: TBD
Boundaries: on the west Monroe Street, on the north Grand, on the east Water Street and on the south Green Street
NUA - Neighborhood United Association
Meeting times: 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lexington Apartments on Van Dyke St., every month (no meeting in January and February)
Boundaries: on the east Monroe Street, on the north Grand, on the south Eldorado, and on the west Fairview
CVNA - Constant View Neighborhood Association
Meeting times: 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church 3778 N. Water St.
Boundaries: on the west North Route 51, on the south Mound Road, on the east Martin Luther King Jr Drive, on the north Ash Street
NP/LPNW - Nelson Park/Lion Park Neighborhood Watch
Meeting times: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Prairie Avenue Christian Church, 2201 E. Prairie St.
Boundaries: on the west 22nd St., on the north Route 36 on the north, on the east Nelson Boulevard, on the south Powers Street
GANO - Greenwood Area Neighborhood Organization
Boundaries: area around George Coates Park which includes the Lincolnshire Apartments
SIA - Southside Improvement Association
Meeting times: 3rd Monday, 6:00 p.m. at the Gateway Enrichment Center, 1145 E. Cantrell St.
Boundaries: on the north Wood Street, on the west Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., on the east 16th Street and on the south Lake Shore Drive
WENA - West End Neighborhood Association
Meeting times: 3rd Thursday quarterly meetings in February, May, August, & November, 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1360 W. Main St.
Boundaries: on the west Dipper Lane, on the north US Rte 36, on the east Fairview Avenue, on the south Lake Torkorozawa Park City Neighborhood Organization
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